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Hwang, David Henry 1957-

Works: 199 works in 466 publications in 10 languages and 14,885 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Interviews  Musical settings  History  Librettos  Film and video adaptations  Music 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Other, Director, Commentator, Adapter, Instrumentalist, Interviewer
Classifications: PS3558.W83, 812.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Henry Hwang
M. Butterfly by David Henry Hwang( Book )

50 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Cultural Revolution in China in the mid-1960s, a French diplomat falls in love with a singer in the Beijing Opera, not knowing that the object of his affection is a man. Interwoven with allusions to the Puccini opera "Madama Butterfly", a story of love and betrayal unfolds.--Adapted from
Possession by Neil LaBute( Visual )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roland is an academic researcher who discovers some important letters written by a famous Victorian poet, Randolph Henry Ash. Ash was presumed to have been totally devoted to his wife, but Roland finds letters written to another unnamed woman, and soon determines that the intended recipient was another, less well-known poet, Christabel LaMotte. Roland contacts Maud, an expert on LaMotte's life and work. Despite her skepticism, the two begin to investigate, and uncover a wealth of information about the
Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida original Broadway cast recording by Elton John( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FOB and other plays by David Henry Hwang( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden child by David Henry Hwang( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating his most personal and emotional work to date, David Henry Hwang draws on the true stories told to him by his grandmother of his great-grandfather's break with Confucian tradition by his conversion to Christianity, and the eventual unbinding of his daughter's feet. Golden Child explores the impact of these decisions on each of his great-grandfather's three wives, and succeeding generations
Ainadamar by Osvaldo Golijov( Recording )

9 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stirring tale of political and artistic courage. Dawn Upshaw sings the role created for her as she reminisces about the martyred Spanish writer Federico Garcia Lorca in a series of flamenco-drenched dream-like flashbacks
Trying to find Chinatown : the selected plays by David Henry Hwang( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major collection by the preeminent Asian-American playwright
M. Butterfly by David Cronenberg( Visual )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French civil service officer risks and then abandons everything in his life in his obsessive pursuit of a enigmatic Chinese opera diva who harbors a secret
Aida by Elton John( )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Butterfly a drama by David Henry Hwang( Recording )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by an actual espionage scandal, a French diplomat discovers the startling truth about his Chinese mistress
The flower drum song by C. Y Lee( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To create something new, we must first love what is old." So says a character in David Henry Hwang's updated book to the 1958 Broadway musical Flower Drum Song by Richard Rogers, Oscar Hammerstein II and Joseph Fields. This new, fully revised Fower Drum Song includes David Henry Hwang's updated text; an introduction by Hwang and and afterword by Karen Wada, carefully documenting the long and vital history of this landmark musical. -- Back cover
Chinglish : a play by David Henry Hwang( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chinglish is a hilarious comedy about the challenges of doing business in a country whose language - and underlying cultural assumptions - can be worlds apart from those of the West. The play tells the adventures of Daniel, an American business-everyman from the Midwest, who hopes to establish his family's sign-making business in China, only to learn what is lost and found in translation."--Back cover
The Lost empire( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an ancient manuscript written hundreds of years ago lie the answers to all of history's questions ... Now, a scholar (Thomas Gibson) has come to seek the truth and save the world. His epic adventure begins by a 'chance' meeting with Kwan Ying (Bai Ling), a beautiful goddess who takes him on a mission to rescue the manuscript--or face the world's end. In Nick's attempt to save the world, he must first free the powerful Monkey King (Russell Wong), a god who has been trapped for 500 years. Together they battle against an army of demons and other creations of evil. Nick must fight to save the world, rescue the manuscript, and learn the way of the noble warrior."--Container insert
Flower drum song by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revived musical hit of Rodgers and Hammerstein in 1958. Due to the depiction of Chinese-Americans in San Francisco having come under criticism, the playwright, David Henry Hwang rewrote the book, shuffling the order of the songs to fit his purpose and completely recontextualizing them in the process. This musical is centering the action on the Golden Pearl Theater
Broken promises : four plays by David Henry Hwang( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Henry Hwang( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identity is something that matters deeply to David Henry Hwang, the Tony Award-winning playwright who brought "M Butterfly" to Broadway. His work isn't exclusively about being Asian-American, but it's a theme he returns to often. His latest effort has just opened on Broadway, a contemporary version of the old Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, "Flower Drum Song." It's a story about the Chinese-American experience and the clash of cultures, something ABC NEWS Correspondent John Yang, who sat down with Hwang, has given some thought to
Tarzan the Broadway musical : original Broadway cast recording by Phil Collins( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1000 airplanes on the roof by Philip Glass( Recording )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main character named "M" recalls encounters with extra-terrestrial life forms, including their message, "It is better to forget, it is pointless to remember. No one will believe you. You will have spoken a heresy. You will be outcast."
1000 airplanes on the roof : a science fiction music-drama by Philip Glass( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yellow face by David Henry Hwang( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this mock-documentary play, David Henry Hwang puts himself center stage, as he uses the controversy over color-blind casting for Miss Saigon and the racially motivated federal investigation of his own father to explore Asian identity and the ever-changing definition of what it is to be an American."--Cover
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English (202)

Spanish (9)

German (6)

French (4)

Chinese (2)

Malay (1)

Turkish (1)

Italian (1)

Danish (1)

Czech (1)

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